I was so excited to go and see The Addams Family at Milton Keynes Theatre the other night, especially as it’s the famous family we all love to get spooked by. So here’s my review of why it’s a show for the whole family…
Please note these tickets were gifted, but all thoughts are my own.
As soon as you hear that iconic ‘click, click’ by the disembodied hand the ‘Thing’ – you know the curtains are up and the show has begun. The story is based on all the familiar characters, and surrounds the fact that Gomez and Morticia Addams’ daughter Wednesday has fallen in love with a ‘normal’ boy from a ‘normal’ family.
The set was fantastic, spooky and everything you’d imagine The Addams Family stage to involve for a fun, fabulous and freaky show. Cameron Blakely reprised the role of the hilarious Gomez, whilst Strictly Come Dancing champ Joanna Clifton took on the role of Morticia superbly (the dancing was of course – A-MAZING).
One of my favourite cast members of the night was Wednesday, played by Kingsley Morton. She has an impeccable voice and sung several songs that left the audience with their mouths open.
Another of my favourites from the show was Uncle Fester played by Scott Paige, who was hilarious to watch and had some cracking one liner jokes throughout. The favourite for me was Lurch, the huge family butler played by Dickon Gough, who is almost voiceless right up until the end of the show. He breaks out into a vocal spectacular and takes the audience by complete surprise.
The dance scene between Gomez and Morticia towards the end of the show was also a highlight, and really puts the spotlight on Joanne Clifton’s dancing talent. They glide across the stage to a Tango De Amor accompanied by all the ghostly family ancestors – it’s one of the most impressive theatrical scenes.
Everyone was on their feet at the end of the show, and rightly so. It’s definitely a show for the whole family to enjoy together.
* The show runs until this Saturday with tickets from the Box Office on 0844 871 7652 or online at www.atgtickets.com/MiltonKeynes (booking fees apply).
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